New Images and Behind-the-Scenes Details from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 12:38PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 12:38PM
New Images and Behind-the-Scenes Details from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
In the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, someone is seen admiring a burned-out Darth Vader mask, presumably Vader obsessive Kylo Ren. Now, new images from an in-depth look at the new movie in Rolling Stone confirm that Adam Driver's character rescued the mask, and that Driver is just as intense as he seems. For those of you who watch Girls, it won't come as a surprise that Driver is a method actor, who would often stay in character and often keep on his mask in between scenes.

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"[The key is] to forget you're in Star Wars and treat it like any other job that's filled with moments and problems. When someone sets the scene for you, it's always very funny. The idea that in this reality, Darth Vader is real."
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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Images

The Rolling Stone piece had a few other behind-the scenes tidbits from the movie, including a breakdown of 20 minutes of editing and news of a previously unheard of weapon called the "Sunsucker":

Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


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Back at Bad Robot, I am permitted to watch Abrams editing the movie for precisely 20 minutes. That adds up to maybe a minute or two of actual footage. So I can confirm that there is a space battle in the film, featuring X-Wings and TIE fighters and something like a Death Star. There is a lightsaber duel, where Kylo Ren is unmasked, revealing an intense-looking, unscarred Driver. There is a weapon that the filmmakers, at least, refer to as a "Sunsucker." I see a churning energy device on the ground of a planet that sends a massive, lavalike beam upward – Sunsucker or not, it looks scary.
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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Images

J.J. Abrams- who is usually so good about spoilers- also gave a little bit away about the confrontation scene between the Finn/Rey dream team and Kylo Ren:

Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


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Abrams is most concerned with a couple of segments that intercut between separate action sequences. One includes a "castle battle"; the other pairs a space skirmish led by Oscar Isaac's heroic Poe Dameron with a lightsaber fight where Finn and Rey face off with Kylo Ren. "Better late than never, I'm looking at the polarity of the sequences," Abrams says. "It's about not asking the audience to simultaneously be in the most emotionally desperate place – Rey in the forest with Ren – and at the same time to be celebrating. Similarly, in this sequence we have to be careful – we have her in another forest with the same kind of life-and-death despair, while at the same time indicating that things are going well for our pilots."
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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Images

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out in just a little more than two weeks, on December 18.
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